Before last Tuesday, I was vaguely familiar with the security-minded chat app Signal, thanks mainly to the news that DNC staffers had switched to using the app after the DNC was hacked in midsummer. But by the time Donald Trump finished his victory speech, my Twitter feed was filled with calls to download and use the app, retweeted again and again. “I’ve talked to plenty of folks who say their phone has been buzzing out of their pocket with notifications of new people joining Signal,” says Moxie Marlinspike, founder of the not-for-profit company Open Whisper Systems , which developed the Edward Snowden–approved messenger app. Signal is a free messenger app for Android and iOS that uses end-to-end encryption for both SMS texts and voice calls, in a package that’s pretty much exactly like what you’re already used to. End-to-end encryption is perhaps the most secure way to communicate online. When using end-to-end encryption, users on both ends of the conversation have … [Read more...] about The Encrypted Chat App That’s Booming in a Post-Trump World
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After an eventful weekend of doctors lying about his condition , the president “triumphantly” (those are irony quotes) left Walter Reed . His message was clear: He’d beaten coronavirus. He’d won. It was over. It was after all no big deal for his powerful masterful genetics … and for every single coronavirus treatment ever created. There was a tweet for it (there always is). “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed medical center today at 6:30pm. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed under the trump administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago.” The president had a message to his supporters—and naturally, it was the worst possible message he could have conceivably cooked up. Coronavirus was no big deal. Don’t be afraid! … [Read more...] about In Trump’s Warped Mind, Only the Weak Die of COVID
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The committee has for months sought an interview with Thomas in an effort to know more about her role in trying to help former President Donald Trump overturn his election defeat. She texted with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin in the weeks after the election. Thomas' appearance on Capitol Hill was confirmed by two people familiar with the committee's work who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. She did not answer questions when she arrived for the interview or later when she briefly left for a break. But Thomas did tell reporters she was looking forward to answering questions from the members of the committee. The testimony from Thomas — known as Ginni — was one of the remaining items for … [Read more...] about Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning the detention and death of Mahsa Amini, who was held by Iran's morality police this month for allegedly wearing the mandatory Islamic headscarf too loosely. The 22-year-old's death sparked large-scale protests across Iran that have captured the world's attention, with women protesters making a show of taking off their headscarves and cutting their hair in solidarity with Amini. “As co-chair of the Human Rights Caucus, I commend the thousands of brave protesters who are risking their lives to advocate for human rights in Iran, including the human rights of Iranian women," Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, said in a statement. “The public response to Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands Iran’s morality police makes clear that the Iranian government’s oppression is no match for the demands for dignity and respect by the Iranian people.” At least a dozen people have been killed since the … [Read more...] about Bipartisan group of senators condemns Iran over Amini death
Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent in March 2015 at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana. Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune-USA TODAY NETWORK Among the many offensive things Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano has said that have come to light recently, one of the more inflammatory involves an abortion ban he introduced in the state legislature in 2019, as the New York Times reports : As a state senator in October 2019, he co-sponsored a bill to ban abortion after the detection of electrical cardiac activity in the fetus , usually around six weeks. On the radio show Smart Talk , the host, Scott LaMar, asked Mr. Mastriano if a woman would be charged with murder if she were 10 weeks pregnant and knowingly had what would be an illegal abortion under the bill. Mr. Mastriano answered, “Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or … [Read more...] about Do Republicans Really Want to Punish Women for Having Abortions?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for September 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, died Tuesday. He was 84. Samet, who survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in World War II , was running a few minutes late for services at the Tree of Life of Life synagogue and was just pulling into a handicapped spot when a man told him there was gunfire inside. Samet saw an officer exchange fire with the assailant. Eleven people were killed in the deadliest attack on Jewish people in U.S. history. Afterward, he said he was surprised something like this hadn’t happened sooner. TRIAL SET FOR PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASS SHOOTER "I didn’t lose the faith in humanity," he told The Associated Press two days after the shooting. "I know not to depend on humanity." Born in … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor who survived 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting dies at 84